DC-3 & Contempories Fly In

Aviodrome -06Sep08-

Photos © R.Leeuw

Here are a few images to give an impression of the DC-3 (and Contempories) Fly In, at the Aviodrome Aviation Theme Park. You'll have to think the sound of those radials yourself, though... Next time: be there ?!!
Douglas DC-3 PH-PBA (c/n 19434) of DDA Airlines

Douglas Invader
Douglas A-26B Invader N167B / 434602/S (cn 27881) "Sugarland Express"
More about its history on my page dedicated to an Aviodrome visit on 30Aug09


Junkers JU-52/3MG2E 'D-AQUI' (D-CDLH) of Lufthansa Traditionsflug.

UPDATE 26Jan2019:
'In an effort to reduce expenses, Lufthansa has announced that they are withdrawing their financial support to their foundation, the Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung.
The foundation has been operating the Junkers Ju 52/3m D-CDLH (c/n 130714) among other aircraft since 1986 and offered paying recreational flights in Germany and Europe.
The 1936 Junkers is the oldest airworthy Ju-52 in the world and carries the historical Lufthansa colours of
D-AQUI in 1936.
It is possible that the aircraft will still be available for display flights at airshows and other events but no decision has been made yet. Without their prime sponsor at least the 2019 season seems lost.
The tragic accident of Ju-Air’s Ju-52 in August 2018 was reportedly not a factor in the decision.'

D-CDLH was disassembled at Munich and put on ground transport to Hamburg for some future preservation (May 2019 update).


The crowds were treated on a static run up of the Constellation's engines.

People prepare for travelling

Looks like a nice day for a bit of flying...

On the move for yet another flight..

Excellent air-to-air photography of D-CDLH / 'D-AQUI' by Dietmar Schreiber on:
Photos by Friends and Guests -PAGE 15-

The Douglas DC-2 starts up too, with lovely bit of smoke we've all been waiting for!

Douglas PH-AJU is a DC-2-142 (c/n 14004). PH-AJU is a fake registration, as that particular KLM DC-2 crashed in the Syrian Desert (near Rutbah Falls) on 20Dec1934; this DC-2 is actually registered N39165 (under the tailfin sits very small 'NC39165').

'Bye 'bye, see you next time!


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